Sanda Mamić (born 22 March 1985 in Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia) is a retired professional female tennis player from Croatia.

Sanda Mamić
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Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1985-03-22) 22 March 1985 (age 34)
Zagreb, Croatia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2004
Retired2014
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money237,432
Singles
Career record145 – 104
Career titles0 WTA 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 83 (18 July 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2005)
French Open2R (2005, 2008)
Wimbledon1R (2005)
US Open1R (2005)
Doubles
Career record21 – 24
Career titles0 WTA 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 298 (16 February 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2005)
US Open1R (2005)
Last updated on: 15 January 2014.

Early careerEdit

  • 2001 – Reached final at ITF/Hvar-CRO
  • 2002 – Reached final at ITF/Sopron-HUN
  • 2003 – Won first ITF Circuit title at ITF/Yamaguchi-JPN; also reached final at ITF/Makarska 1-CRO
  • 2004 – Best career finish, reaching quarterfinals at Budapest. Mamić, ranked World No. 201, entered the main draw as a qualifier. Budapest was her WTA tour main draw debut, whereupon she defeated Gala León García and Tathiana Garbin en route, eventually losing to Flavia Pennetta in three sets.

In Seoul she would qualify and lose again in the quarterfinals to Anne Kremer.

After qualifying at Moscow, Mamić notched her best win to date versus World No. 28 Mary Pierce, winning 6–0, 6–4. She would later lose in the second round to Elena Dementieva.

In May 2004, Mamić had her Grand Slam debut, reaching the main draw at the French Open through qualifying. She would lose in the first round.

Later in the year, she had her Top 100 debut on 18 October at World No. 96, reaching career-high at the time to World No. 95 a week later.

  • 2005 – Reached third tour singles quarterfinal at Modena, losing in a third-set tiebreaker to eventual finalist Garbin.

She managed to reach the second round four times, including Rome, where she defeated World No. 23 Daniela Hantuchová, and later losing to Pierce and the French Open, where she eventually lost in the second round to Dementieva.

During the rest of the year, she lost in the first round six times, including the other three Grand Slam tournaments.

In September, she was invited to the Croatian Fed Cup team in their match against Thailand. Although she lost both singles rubbers to Tamarine Tanasugarn and Suchanan Viratprasert, Croatia prevailed 3–2.

Late careerEdit

Later in her career, Mamić had problems with her wrist, which at first was thought to be a regular sport injury requiring only a short term break. Her ranking was protected for the next 10 months. But further complications with her injury, talk about a mysterious bacteria that infected her wrist wound, and liver complications took her off the courts for more than two years. Her tennis career seemed almost over, and she moved on and started to work for a web design company.

But in 2008, she came back to the courts. Her comeback began at the Bangalore Open in March 2008 where she won her first round match against Chan Yung-jan (6–2, 6–2) but lost in the second round to, then no.1 in the world, Jelena Janković (6–2, 6–2). Mamić reached the second round in her Grand Slam comeback at the French Open, beating Dutchwoman Michaëlla Krajicek (6–4, 6–3) before falling to Italy's Francesca Schiavone.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 16 April 2001 Hvar, Croatia Clay   Petra Cetkovska 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 2 September 2002 Chieti, Italy Clay   Emily Stellato 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 23 September 2002 Sopron, Hungary Clay   Tina Schiechtl 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 10 March 2003 Makarska, Croatia Clay   Delia Sescioreanu 4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 14 April 2003 Yamaguchi, Japan Clay   Ryoko Takemura 6–2, 6–2
Winner 6. 12 July 2004 Garching, Germany Clay   Maria Kondratieva 6–3, 1–6, 6–2

Doubles: 3 (1–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 May 2002 Zaton, Croatia Clay   Tina Hergold   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 7 July 2003 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Ana Vrljic   Daniela Berček
  Maria Goloviznina
7–6(9–7), 6–1
Runner-up 3. 25 January 2004 Bergamo, Italy Carpet   Iva Majoli   Alberta Brianti
  Kildine Chevalier
4–6, 4–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 Career SR Career W-L
Australian Open - 1R 0 / 1 0–1
French Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon - 1R 0 / 1 0–1
US Open - 1R 0 / 1 0–1

ReferencesEdit

Current careerEdit

Sanda is currently a content creator and full-time gaming streamer on Twitch under the name Sansen (sansensworld) playing PUBG, League Of Legends, Dead by Daylight, World of Warcraft, etc.

She had a lot of notable gaming results: PUBG Broadcaster Royale S2 (Q1 - #10, Q2 - #4, LAN finals San Jose - #21 duo); qualified as the only female player from Europe 1st LAN female PUBG tournament, Shanghai CHINA (#4 duo) PUBG challengermode (#1 solo) PUBG Girl Gamer Royale S1 (#5 duo) PUBG Twitch Rivals (charity & regular)

She promotes PLUR (Peace Love Unity Respect) ideology and is known for providing the FEEL GOOD content across media platforms.

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